March 23, 2017

Download the Safety Central App!

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screen696x696The National Center is excited to announce the launch of a brand new safety app! Our app, Safety Central, is ideal for parents, law enforcement or anyone who is looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news, media and safety tips from NCMEC.

Designed as a digital child ID kit that lets parents keep their children’s information right at their fingertips, this might be the most important app you ever download.

DIGITAL CHILD ID KIT

This feature allows parents and guardians to save potentially lifesaving information about their child, including photos and digital fingerprint images that could be used in case of an emergency. The app will remind you when it’s time to update your child’s picture so you are always ready with an up-to-date photo.

SEARCH MISSING CHILDREN

This search feature allows users to filter current missing children posters by state, making this information more widely available and easier to access than ever.

GET THE LATEST NCMEC UPDATES

Receive a special welcome message from John Walsh and stay up-to-date with the latest news, trends, safety tips and media from MissingKids.org, NetSmartz and KidSmartz!

Thanks to generous contributions from our friends at EMCOR, Safety Central is FREE to download and use on both Apple and Android devices!

 

Everyday Superhero 5K/1 Mile Walk – May 13, 2017

The Morgan Nick Foundation is hosting the 5th annual Everyday Superhero 5K/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. This is a one day fundraising run/walk to benefit the Morgan Nick Foundation, raising funds to help educate and empower children to stay safe from abduction and harm.

The theme is “Everyday Superheroes” to show appreciation to everyone who has a heart for keeping our children safe. We’d love to see you come out and walk or run dressed as your favorite superhero! Or get together and form a team of superheroes to support this great cause. Kids are encouraged to get in on it, too.

This amazing event will also include your favorite superheroes on hand to photograph with, plus prizes, medals and much, much more!

FREE t-shirts guaranteed to everyone registered by Friday April 28.

Entry fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children 11 and under.

For more information go to the Everyday Superhero 5K/1 Mile Walk page.

Never Forgotten Arkansas Takes Action – July 10, 2017

                                  Never Forgotten

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                                   July 10, 2017

                                Family Retreat 

A free day long retreat  at Benton Events Center in Benton, AR will be facilitated for families of the missing.

Please call the Morgan Nick Foundation 479-632-6382 to register.

Everyday Superhero 5K/1Mile Walk

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On Saturday, June 1, 2013,  CASA Crawford County and The Morgan Nick Foundation are teaming up to provide a 5K Run/1Mile Walk. The theme is “Everyday Superheroes” to show appreciation for all of you guys who have a heart for keeping our children safe!! We’d love to see you come out and walk or run dressed as your favorite Superhero! Or get together and form a team of Superheroes to support these great organizations!! Kids are encouraged to get in on it too!!

Check in starts at 7 am and the fun begins at 8 am at Lee Creek/Mike Myers Park located at the end of Main Street in Van Buren, AR.

Free t shirts guaranteed to everyone registered by May 10th. The first 50 children ages 11 and under will also receive a free superhero cape if registered by May 10th! (must be accompanied by and registered with a  parent or guardian)

For questions or more information please call 479-632-6382 or email tara@morgannick.com.

 

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Help Support Morgan Nick Foundation – Shop Jewelia Designs!!

Julia Adams of Jewelia Designs will donate 15% of every MNF fundraiser purchase to the Morgan Nick Foundation.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3….

  1. Shop online at http://stores.ebay.com/jeweliadesigns
  2. Purchase your favorite items from Jewelia Designs store- Great for gifts, but don’t forget yourself too!
  3. Check out using Paypal and indicate this is a MNF purchase in the note box during checkout, or send an email to julia@jeweliadesigns.com

At the end of each month, MNF gets 15% of any MNF purchases! What could be easier- or more fun!

Jewelia Designs customers get great quality, affordable and fun jewelry at reasonable prices from a trusted merchant who has been in the jewelry business for 20 years.
Prompt, courteous, excellent customer service, and unique designs for those hard to shop for people! Free shipping in the US. Please feel free to pass this offer along to friends and family!

Runaway Prevention Tips…

We recently added a valuable resource, Runaway Prevention Tips for Parents, to our online tools and resources page. We hope you will check it out!

The FBI’s New Child App

The FBI’s new Child ID app can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes. Download App | View Gallery
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: About the Child ID App

You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?
child id app in hand 300Now there’s a new tool from the FBI that can help. Our just launched Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. There is no charge for the app.
The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?

Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. Our just launched Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks.

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

We encourage you to share the word about this app with family and friends, especially during upcoming activities in your communities to raise awareness on crime and drug prevention. For its part, the FBI is working to publicize the app with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)—its long-time partner in the National Child Identification Program, which provides a physical kit to gather your child’s pictures, fingerprints, personal characteristics, and even DNA to keep with you in case of emergency. The AFCA is producing a public service announcement about the app and will spread the word at various football games during the upcoming season.Child app screenshots

Right now, the Child ID app is only available for use on iPhones and can only be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes, but we plan to expand this tool to other types of mobile devices in the near future. And we’ll be adding new features—including the ability to upload other photos stored on your smart phone—in the coming weeks and months.Child ID app poster


An important note:
the FBI (and iTunes for that matter) is not collecting or storing any photos or information that you enter in the app. All data resides solely on your mobile device unless you need to send it to authorities. Please read your mobile provider’s terms of service for information about the security of applications stored on your device.

Put your child’s safety in your own hands. Download the FBI’s Child ID app today.

Feel free to use this poster to promote the app. Download a high resolution version.

Resources:
FBI Child ID app on iTunes
FBI’s Crimes Against Children website
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Second Annual Ride 4 Their Lives a Success!

The second annual Ride 4 Their Lives bicycle event was held on May 20th, 2011. More than 50 riders showed up despite some rain, to make a difference in the lives of children.

Children anxiously awaited their arrival at each school, cheering them on with messages of hope and perseverance to finish the ride. The cyclists in return spent some time with the kids to reinforce the empowering safety information that was presented to them in the weeks preceding the event. To round out the fun, the Jambulance along with the DJ guy provided music, dancing and fun at all of the stops.

The event ended with a picnic lunch for all of these heroes that took time out of their day to show the community that child safety matters to them.

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There was also an excellent article posted on The Times Record Online Edition recently about the ‘Ride for their Lives’ event, you can read the article in it’s entirety on the Times Record Online…

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and John Walsh, co-founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) teamed up to focus on the issue of missing children in a two hour special airing Sunday, August 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM CDT. The show highlights the abduction of 6-year-old Morgan Nick from Alma, Arkansas and the journey her family has endured since her disappearance ten years ago. Morgan’s mother, Colleen, and her siblings are the latest recipients of an “Extreme Makeover” and through telling their story hope to try and locate Morgan as well as other missing children across the country.

From Colleen Nick:

“I want to take a moment to publicly thank everyone who gave of their time, talent, energy and heart to help the ABC program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition tell Morgan’s story. Not only did  EMHE have the heart to tell Morgan’s story, they grasped the problem of missing and exploited children and joined in the fight by showing photographs of 9 other missing children who, like Morgan, belong at home with the people who love them. We know that 24 million people watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. We also know that statistically, 1 out of 6 missing children is recovered because someone recognizes them from a photograph. With 24 million people watching Extreme Makeover, I truly expect that lost children will come home because of this ABC program. It is my hope and prayer that Morgan is one of those children.

I have no doubt that I live among some of the most amazing people in the world.  Each and every one of you are a hero – my hero.   Thank you!”


Clear Channel Outdoor in Fort Smith, AR produced this billboard to support the family’s continued efforts to find Morgan Nick.

Photos from the Week…

The Nick Home (Before)

The Nick Home (After)

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to our all-new website for the Morgan Nick Foundation! While it’s not complete, we expect to be up and running really soon. We have worked closely with Keith Crawford and the team at Pleth to develop this website and we hope that you find it to be an interactive resource. We would love to hear your comments, drop us a note below to let us know what you think.